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Accident: 202626305 - Mineral Technician Receives Severe Burns From Slurry

Accident: 202626305 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 07/04/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31351010908/03/20101474Searles Valley Minerals
On Jul 4, 2010, a 27-yr-old technician was disconnecting a hose containing hot mineral slurry registering 205 F. He was severely scalded and burned on his right arm and shoulder. The junction valve indicator showed "closed" but, in fact, it was actually open.
Keywords: burn, heat, shoulder, hose, valve, arm, disconnecting means
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313510109 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Technicians, n.e.c.

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